Head of MA State Police announces retirement

BOSTON (WWLP) – The head of the Massachusetts State Police has announced he is retiring after 33 years on the job.

Col. Timothy Alben has been the head of the State Police since 2012. He played a big part in the Boston Marathon bombing investigation and was on the scene in Watertown during the manhunt for the bombers according to our NBC affiliate WHDH.

Gov. Charlie Baker thanked Alben for his years of service.

“During my 33 years in the State Police I have been fortunate to receive a great deal of knowledge and guidance from the many professionals within the Department, and I look forward to putting all that I have learned to work on behalf of the public that we serve each day” said Alben

Baked appointed Major Richard McKeon to replace Alben, that appointment will go into effect July 12th. McKeon is currently the Deputy Division Commander of the Division of Investigative Services.

Richard D. McKeon Jr.

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